Project #289

Advanced Oxidation and Biodegradation Processes for the Destruction of TOC and DBP Precursors

$293,172
Completed
Principal Investigator
Gerald
Speitel
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
University of Texas at Austin
Advanced Treatment
Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Water Quality
Treatment

Abstract

Studies the effect of advanced oxidation by ozone - hydrogen peroxide and UV - hydrogen peroxide in combination with biodegradation on destroying TOC and reducing DBP precursors. Reports on tests of water from two dissimilar surface sources with a wide range of oxidation conditions followed by complete biodegradation. Uses TOC, UV absorbance, and halogenated DBP precursor removal to measure treatment performance. Published in 1999.